Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lots of Knits this Week

The Royals have returned home.
Home to the Farm.
A bit weird to have a new home to return to.
But oh so nice to be home.
Close to 4,000 miles of journey gives a knitter
lots of time to get projects done!

Specifically these two:
Langston, in Grace silk and wool yarn by Louisa Harding.
For Princess #2's 10th birthday.
{{Whew, got light-headed there a moment,
I just typed 10, as in two children in the double digits.}}
Pretty cables down the front, lots of pretty ruffles
at the cuffs and hem, perfect for my Princess.
Fun unicorn buttons from etsy seller, TessaAnn.
Her buttons are amazing pieces of art!

A plain old vanilla sock pattern from my head, using
afterthought heels so I could control the color pooling
  with the gusset and heel, in some wild,
crazy, super fun, self-striping yarn from
String Theory Colorworks.  Her yarns
are so cool.  This colorway is Cassiopeia dyed
on her Inertia sock base.

We have these two huge retaining walls in our back yard
on the way down to the garden, corrals, and river.
They were made for sock modeling!!
Here is another pair that I knit up for Princess #1,
modeled on our new fab sock modeling location!
So glad the oldest Princess scouted out this spot.

Don't you just love the little hearts on the heel!
Adorable-ness!

Princess #1 loves to mis-match her socks,
so mama obliged!!
These are called LoveSocks and were knit up in
Spud and Chloe fine sock yarn in the tutu and sassafras
color ways.  Very fun pair to knit up!

4 comments:

Sarahendipity said...

OH MY GOODNESS, so much CUTENESS! I love Princess #1's socks. You did such a beautiful job on all of these projects. Glad you are home safe. I saw you at church, wanted to say hi and for some reason I didn't get too. Boo. I love seeing your projects! ☺ Thanks for sharing!

Castle Diaries said...

Aww, thanks for the kind words. I didn't see anyone at church, one of the hazards of arriving late and sitting in the very front I suppose! ;)

Andrea said...

I adore that purple sweater. You do such beautiful work!

Kelli said...

amazing, as usual! I love the purple sweater!! Grace's haircut is too cute~ I love it. :)